Miami, FL – Two Hospitalized when Boat Strikes Channel Marker in Intracoastal Waterway
Miami, FL (May 23, 2021) – Two people were taken to the hospital following a boat crash in Miami on Friday night. The collision happened around 11:00 p.m. in the Intracoastal Waterway along the Biscayne Bay.
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene of the collision, just south of the Broad Causeway. According to reports, a boat collided with a channel marker in the Waterway. There were four people aboard the boat at the time of the crash. Two of the occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The other two passengers did not suffer injuries. The victims involved in the incident have not been identified at this time.
The collision is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our thoughts and best wishes to those affected by this boat accident in Miami. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Boating Accidents in Florida
Boating is an activity that is enjoyed by many Floridians. With abundant bodies of water and year-round warm temperatures, the South Florida area is known for being a place where boaters can be found on the water at nearly all times. With this, however, comes the risk of injury and even death from boating accidents. In fact, Florida led the nation in boating deaths in 2018, with more than 600 boating crashes and nearly 300 fatalities reported as a result of Florida boating accidents. These numbers underscore the danger to those who are on the water, whether they are in a boat, jet ski, or other personal watercraft.
The cause of boating accidents in Florida varies, but in many cases, they are caused by reckless and inexperienced boaters. Impaired boating is also a frequent reason for crashes as boaters who are under the influence are unable to safely operate a vessel. Regardless of the cause, if you or a loved one have been affected by a boating accident in our state, you should speak with a boating accident attorney in Florida as soon as possible in order to protect your legal rights.
At Boone & Davis, our Florida personal injury attorneys have experience handling boating accident cases. For more than 40 years, we have helped injured victims and their loved ones to hold negligent individuals accountable for their actions. We will stand up for you and make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve following a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
Following a serious crash, you do not have to face your future alone. If you were not at fault for the accident, you should be entitled to compensation. Let us help you protect your rights and secure your future. To schedule your free appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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